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Ukraine’s athletes switch to Russian sport nationality
11:09, 3 June 2016
Ukraine’s athletes switch to Russian sport nationality

Ukrainian track and field athlete and yachtswoman switch to Russian sport nationality

11:09, 3 June 2016

gazprom.ru

Executive committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed, that javelin thrower Vira Rebryk has switched sport nationality from Ukrainian into Russia, press service of the IOC reports.

The IOC also approved yachtswoman Olga Myslyvets’ sport nationality switch into Russian.

According to ‘TASS’, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has received a notification from the IOC confirming Rebryk’s sport nationality switch, President of the ROC, Oleksandr Zhukov, informed.

‘We’ve just received IOC’s confirmation about Rebryk’s sport nationality switch. This is very good news!’, - he said.

In 25 years of Ukraine’s independence, 135 athletes have refused from Ukrainian sport nationality.

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